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Essential Ingredients for Building Intergroup Relationships and Bridges

A stronger sense of community enables them to become more inclined to view someone else’s triumphs, concerns, and struggles as if they were their own. As such, they’ll become more compelled to act collectively, care for one another, connect, exert control over their community conditions, and enhance their economic conditions (i.e., more cash) so that everyone can thrive. To achieve this, the framework emphasized the importance of building intergroup relationships or bridges between two or more groups of people or communities.

By |2024-06-07T08:18:39-04:00June 6, 2024|Community Engagement and Power Building|Comments Off on Essential Ingredients for Building Intergroup Relationships and Bridges

Achieving Equity by Building Community: Strategies, Interventions, and Evaluation

Introducing the "Strengthening Community Framework" designed to enhance community inclusiveness and interconnectedness. This framework emphasizes the expansion of community boundaries to foster a stronger sense of belonging, influence, and mutual support among individuals, which in turn cultivates a deeper emotional connection and collective action within the community.

By |2024-05-08T11:35:15-04:00May 7, 2024|Community Engagement and Power Building|Comments Off on Achieving Equity by Building Community: Strategies, Interventions, and Evaluation

Achieving Equity By Building Community: Why Community and Why Now?

There are few words tossed around as much as “community” without requiring further definition or exploration by community leaders, public officials, researchers and evaluators, and others. Yet, there isn’t any other idea more fundamental to the human experience.

By |2024-04-05T10:30:14-04:00April 4, 2024|Community Engagement and Power Building|Comments Off on Achieving Equity By Building Community: Why Community and Why Now?

Racing Against Educational Inequities: Writing a New Chapter in Black History

Step into the narrative of a childhood escape from a failing system, resonating with the struggle for equity in today's education landscape. From personal turmoil to historical milestones like Ruby Bridges' brave integration, join the call to action this Black History Month, forging pathways of empowerment and justice for all students.

By |2024-03-21T10:22:26-04:00March 1, 2024|Blog, Youth Leadership and Engagement|Comments Off on Racing Against Educational Inequities: Writing a New Chapter in Black History

Building Bridges and Mobilizing Collective Action Parental Involvement in Achieving Assessment Equity

Examine the struggles parents face in advocating for their children's special educational needs within a system often ill-equipped to accommodate them as we highlight the intersection of racial equity issues and special education advocacy, and emphasize the importance of collective action, policy reforms, and financial support to ensure fairer assessments and equitable opportunities for all students.

By |2024-04-24T16:42:46-04:00February 28, 2024|Blog, Youth Leadership and Engagement|Comments Off on Building Bridges and Mobilizing Collective Action Parental Involvement in Achieving Assessment Equity

Parent Leadership in Disney’s Encanto: Support Our Families, Strengthen Our Communities

Parent leadership has a positive impact on children, families, and society. Carlos Anguiano, Managing Associate, explores this topic through an insightful exploration of cultural influences and family dynamics as exemplified in Disney's "Encanto." Drawing on personal experiences of a Mexican American upbringing, this post delves into the parallels between the film's characters, especially Abuela and Mirabel, and real-life family values and responsibilities.

By |2024-01-31T08:41:56-05:00January 29, 2024|Blog|Comments Off on Parent Leadership in Disney’s Encanto: Support Our Families, Strengthen Our Communities

Demonstrating the Use of Data for Health Equity: A Look at Immigrant Health

Structural racism embedded in U.S. health care systems not only affects people of low income and minoritized populations who have lived in the country over time, but also immigrants.

By |2023-12-01T12:14:26-05:00December 1, 2023|Blog, Health and Behavioral Health Equity|Comments Off on Demonstrating the Use of Data for Health Equity: A Look at Immigrant Health

Designing Research with Intention: Culturally Responsive, Trauma-Informed, and Humanizing Strategies to Engage Youth

Conducting research study interviews with youth who have experienced significant life challenges — homelessness, intimate partner violence, childhood abuse, or other traumas — demands a delicate, compassionate approach

By |2023-11-28T11:59:39-05:00October 31, 2023|Blog, Youth Leadership and Engagement|Comments Off on Designing Research with Intention: Culturally Responsive, Trauma-Informed, and Humanizing Strategies to Engage Youth

The Sustainability Case for More Diversity, Better Inclusion, and Explicit Attention to Equity in Nonprofits

An organization’s health, success, and longevity – that is, it’s sustainability – is more achievable when it invests time and resources to become more diverse and inclusive and pays explicit

By |2023-10-09T16:28:52-04:00October 9, 2023|Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion|Comments Off on The Sustainability Case for More Diversity, Better Inclusion, and Explicit Attention to Equity in Nonprofits

Making Community Engagement Transformative: Lessons Learned for Those Who Really Want to Build and Shift Power

There has been a recent resurgence in supporting greater community engagement by foundations, government agencies, and nonprofits

By |2023-09-13T09:41:34-04:00September 12, 2023|Blog, Community Engagement and Power Building|Comments Off on Making Community Engagement Transformative: Lessons Learned for Those Who Really Want to Build and Shift Power

The Journey Continues: Making the Evaluation Profession More Diverse and Inclusive

In 1997, several influential evaluators who represented the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s leadership got together to discuss how to diversify the evaluation profession and create a pipeline for evaluators from underrepresented populations. An initiative was conceived, funded by the Kellogg Foundation, advised by an AEA committee, and implemented by Community Science (at that time, it was called the Association for the Study and Development of Community).

By |2023-09-07T16:18:48-04:00June 1, 2023|Blog|Comments Off on The Journey Continues: Making the Evaluation Profession More Diverse and Inclusive
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